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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FOOTBALL : Kenny Dalglish sacked as Liverpool manager

Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as Liverpool manager after the Anfield club finished 8th in the English Premier League.

Dalglish, who is now 61, led the club to the Carling Cup and also the FA Cup final this season, but could not seal a Champions League spot.

A club statments said : "Results in the Premier League have been disappointing and to build on the progress that has been made, we need to make a change".

Owners Fenway Sports Group stressed that the decision to remove Dalglish "was not reached lightly or hastily" and that the search for a new manager would begin immediately.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez and former Anfield boss Rafael Benitez have been installed as early favourites to fill the vacancy.

1 comment:

Betfree247 said...

I'm not convinced these American owners are getting very good advice about English football.

They seem to have cleared the decks at Anfield without having anybody lined up.

I get the feeling they are trying to implement wholesale changes and bring in their own people, but could be moving a touch too fast - but then what do I know!

I also don't think they ever wanted to give Kenny the job, they spent an age dithering before they offered him it when he was in temporary charge.

If they didn't want to give him the job in the first place, but felt pressured into doing so, then what does that say about them?